One of the (very few) blessings of cooler weather is that the annual frost comes, effectively shutting down vegetation that can cause a tremendous amount of allergy problems for many. However, a large number of allergy sufferers aren’t challenged just by outdoor allergens: they also struggle with indoor allergens like dust and pet dander. Sneezing your head off all winter long is not something anyone wants to deal with, so if you suffer from indoor allergies, or someone in your home does, it’s important to make sure that you continue to use an upgraded air filter in your home.
It’s All About MERV
MERV isn’t a person or a product, it’s a scale that measure the effectiveness of a particular air filter. Your standard air filter’s MERV rating is quite low, usually coming in between 1-4 MERV. To effectively help manage allergies, you want to be looking at a filter with a minimum MERV of 5 and go as high as 12. Any air filter with a MERV higher than 12 is considered a HEPA filter, which can be great for helping with allergies but be so strong it restricts the air flow in your HVAC system, which is not good. The indoor air quality pros from Boehmer Heating & Cooling can help you find the right air filter for your home so that you gain maximum allergy relief throughout the winter months.
It’s Good for Your HVAC System, Too
An upgraded filter can be help with alleviating your allergy symptoms, but it is also good for your HVAC system. Why? First, an upgraded air filter captures far more dust and dirt than a standard one can. This means your HVAC will have less dust and dirty flying around the system, and this is always a good thing. Second, with better air your HVAC system operates better, so a better air filter allows your system to perform better.
Need a better air filter for your home this winter in Baldwin/Whitehall? Then call the pros at Boehmer Heating & Cooling today!